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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMonte B Cowboy Date: Oct 15, 2012 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Team Fillmore East

That Jimi footage you linked to on YouTube looks like it was shot with the same Sony port-a-pak model as the one used for the new GD footage. The huge difference is that the Jimi video tape was in way, way better condition during playback when it was transferred. It could be the tapes were kept somewhere different? The GD tape is damaged and the Jimi tape is not.

Is this Jan Blom (or perhaps the Fillmore East videographer)?

The videographer in this new image is using the same model Sony portapak, and he is shooting Rock n Roll professionally here. He has his VTR inside a portapak cover. He's not using any cover on his camera. To correct myself, the VTR probably contains all the batteries, so the camera power is coming up the umbilical cord.

Also, the Jimi video footage was shot more steady-cam style. It is way less shaky than the GD footage, except for the acoustic song. I think that song and the Jimi footage were shot using a small tripod or pedestal with a camera head. Below is an image of such a rig for Sony's vintage b & w portapak.

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